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captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama was back at the white house today and congress returns to washington early next week. top on the agenda for both: a looming fiscal crisis. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we assess the task ahead in negotiations to avoid an economic hit from automatic spending cuts and tax increases. >> brown: then, we examine what's next for the republican party, after a second straight presidential campaign rebuke from a changing american electorate. >> woodruff: the associated press still hasn't called a winner in florida. why not? and why were the lines so long at some polling places across the country? ray suarez gets some answers. >> brown: john merrow tells the story of pediatricians with a new prescription: books to build better brains. >> there's solid research that shows that just that intervention of handing a family a book, giving them a couple of age-appropriate pieces of advice about how to read with their kid and just encouraging reading, they--
of the lawhat says if you are white, you are all right. if you are brown, show me your papers. that resonated throughout the country. back in february, with that endorsement. it was great for the republican primary. for the general election -- there was a reaction from hispanics. and even marco rubio cannot correct e prlem. they have a deeper problem. they have to deal with the george wallaces of the republican party. >> charles? >> and the demographics, the idea of republicans being white, i think, is wrong. it is true they have problems with african-americans, single women, and young people. those tend to be liberal. with hispanics that are naturally more conseativ ligious, a catholic, it requires a change in policy on immigration. it can be done in one stroke. once it is done, we will not be speaking about the demographic issue. we will be talking about ideological issues. >> all right. let's talk about the new congress. >> i would not have been able to do this without your unbelievable support. you, my friends, stood with me when others tried to buy this election. >> that is tammy duckwor
race? it was a write-in after incumbent republican paul brown called evolution and the big bang theory, quote, lies straight from the pit of hell. brown did manage to beat darwin and all other challengers. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> so last night on "politics nation," megan mccain spoke with reverend al sharpton about the direction of the gop and where she thinks the party went wrong. >> i think we haven't done a good job of reaching out to minorities, reaching out to women. i think gay marriage is an issue that's a generational issue that's quite clearly trending towards passing in all states in america. for whatever reason, this obsession with social issues is killing us. it was a very difficult night. that tweet i sent out was one of the most popular things i ever tweeted in the almost 2 1/2 years i've been on twitter. this is a very harsh reality that we're facing right now, but i'm not shocked or surprised. i knew this when my father lost. i've been sort of ost that sized for my party that i've discussed with you on this show before. i don't know what peop
's results with california governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electral with republicans, former democratic congress john huntsman, cathy mcmorris-rogers, carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer. i'm candy crowley, and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late 1970s, but this last tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show, but, first, that fiscal cliff. those tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and house speaker john boehner picked up where they left off in dualing public appearances where both sounded consillatory, but didn't seem to budge much. must add to the president's to do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is robert menendez, later chairman of the house homeland security committee. good morning, senator. it's good to see you.
governor jerry brown. plus, cnn's dana bash looks at the grand old party and the new electorate with a foursome of republicans. former presidential candidate jon huntsman, congresswoman cathy mcmorris-rodgers. former commerce secretary carlos gutierrez, and conservative activist gary bauer piem candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> good morning from california. the state that led the tax cut revolution in the late '70s but this past tuesday voted to raise taxes. we'll talk to governor jerry brown later in the show. but first, that fiscal cliff. those tax cuts and spending hikes scheduled to take place at the end of the year unless congress acts. president obama and john boehner picked up where they left off in dueling public appearances where both sounded conciliatory but didn't seem to budge much. you must add to the president's to-do list one more thing. he needs a cia director after general david petraeus resigned, admitting to an extramarital affair. joining me now is new jersey democrat senator robert menendez. and in new york congressman peter king who is ch
. i covered the whitman and brown campaign and whitman outspent jerry brown by six times and she lost really bad. by 6 points at least. and that -- in california, it never matters if there are billionaires money doesn't matter in california elections but in national elections it always has. the traditional wisdom has now been bucked by this particular election. >> eliot: right. i think of the national spending patterns as well. you saw the sheldon adelsons. it is not clear to me all of his money, he backed a sequence of losers. somebody ed he was 0-9, all of the money simply bounced off of voter's consciousness. what will those funders say next time? >> you would have to ask sheldon adelson what he thought? i did meet some of these characters at some of the conventions. had a nice long talk with foster friess but what i think they're getting is somebody to listen to them, a place to put their money where their mouth is and where their values are. they may value that more than winning any particular race. >> eliot:
minister gordon brown. he was criticized for giving brown as a handful of dvds adds a gift in 2009 but the president has seemed far more comfortable with brown's successor david cameron. they have gone to great lengths to show their relationship is alive and well. earlier this year they took in a basketball game together in march madness but the next day the leaders took pains to prove they were on the same page politically as well as personally. >> david shares my belief that in a time of rapid change the leadership of the united states and the united kingdom is more important than ever. so, david, thank you as always for being such an outstanding ally, partner, and friend. >> as barack has said, the relationship between britain and america is the strongest that it has ever been. i believe that's because we're working together as closely as at any point in our history. >>> in a test of that alliance cameron resisted pressure from inside his own country and stuck with obama on the 2014 time line to get troops out of afghanistan. the two countries have weathered the financial crisis
to the new coalition of barbies browns, young people angry liberals. we are spending over $2 million in pennsylvania on television. we would not be spending it unless we sensed an opportunity there. >> north carolina, florida virginia? >> all three of those states, plus indiana are comfortably out of the obama column where they were in 2008 and into the republican column. i think romney gets 279 to 281. >> i think this is premature. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled. >> no, i don't. we've got to be careful about calling things when we have 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote to count. >> karl rove said we should figure out what the deal is. >> the doubt that karl rove has attempted to place. >> you are comfortable with the call in ho i how? >> he's angry and pushing his finger in the air and looking sideways and looking mean and angry. >> that's awkward. >> they irradiated him as a rich guy who didn't care about ordinary people when he was on the side of ugly stuff about bain capitol and being a rich guy and i think he appropriately responded.
>> good morning to you. i am ainsley earhardt. >> i am patti ann browne. thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> time for the 5@5:00. with the election in the rearview mirror president obama will have to address the looming fiscal cliff before it is too late. he will talk about his plan to avoid the economic crisis. if congress fails to reach a deal on handful of issues by the end of the year. those issues include tax breaks set to expire and 800 billion in sequestration cuts. they want those owning 250,000 a year to pay more in taxes. house speaker john boehner says tax cuts are unacceptable. >> i remain optimistic we will be able to find common ground, find a way to work together. the leblgs is over. we have to get to work. >>> the congressional budgity office issuing a warning. if a compromise is not reached by the end of the year the economy could slip back into a recession. >>> law americas might not get the answers they are looking for after all about the deadly benghazi terror attacks. congressional hearings will be closed to the public. fox news learned some of
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anybody who was brown or black. bemis practically anybody who believes that immigration is an issue that needs to be tackled. you had a case here where the republican party right now is stampeding toward irrelevance. if they do not catch up with everything in the national journal, there is changing demographics. you cannot have a ruling coalition that is virtually all white. you had president obama yesterday put together this new ascendant coalition, put it back together from 2008 and enough of the democratic coalition so you have this combination of hispanics, more than 70% of hispanics, young voters, people who both want to twice as a democrat. they're likely to remain a dealt crack -- democrat. republicans, what they're missing is the idea of trying to expand their percentage of a shrinking electorate. like it or not, this is becoming a majority minority nation and the republican party, this is the last time republicans will have a chance at winning the presidency with this kind of electoral strategy. >> let's talk about why this happened. some of it was issues, some of it was th
. think about the moderate republicans that ran on tuesday in blue states. think of scott brown, the former governor in hawaii, heather wilson in new mexico. they could not win because of their party's brand. heidi won. joe donnelly won. this is a one size brand contaminates all other candidates, even the ones that have no ability whatsoever in some of the exotic party. yeah, we are going to hear a bunch of people with iq's lower than room temperature say that mitt romney lost because he was not conservative enough. but i think after republicans go through their seven stages of grief, they can get to a point where they can make some changes if they will be a party for the future. >> thank you, charlie. we enjoy being here. we're trying to say something that is interesting and thoughtful and novel hours after the polls close. i hope i come close to what he said. i really wanted to come out here. i really wanted to come out here and say -- i just heard what charlie said. there is not one thing i agree with. he is absolutely wrong about everything. i never say that. we always agree
, republic. this obsession with welling the ticket has to be all white or all black or brown, white, i just think it's silly. you are nodding your head. you want a color coded ticket. >> no. you are talking about racial bean counting. you are way way lost on this one. i don't get it you are so smart. look at the numbers of what came out tuesday and it looks like huge victory among whites for romney but loses the election. he had a plus 27 advantage among white men. still couldn't put him in the oval office. if you are thinking of it strategically and you want republicans to win. you have to be more inclusive and especially with the rapidly emerging latino population. >> do you think considers could have beaten barack obama? >> i don't know that she could have beaten him. she is closely identified with the bush administration. you were just pointing out they left some baggage on the table. >> the bush administration? sounded like president bush, they are very nice people. it's not personal. i just think the policies ended up confusing people about the republic party. right? they thought the
only won by about 50 thousand votes. and those folks we signed up to vote were black and brown primarily. >> reporter: studies show the hispanic vote agree between 43% from 2000 to 2010. the numbers can't be ignored. republicans acknowledging they need to reach out to latino and african-americans. >> i think that republicans certainly have to address that one way or another. i had dinner with archer davis not long ago who outlined what he thought and his points were very significant. in terms of what blacks and hispanics believe what they want and candidate and so on. i think if republicans don't start listening to that, it's going to be a long time before they wiven. >> reporter: they pin their hopes on marco rubio, and ted cruise of texas. >> given the election results, some conservatives are now saying maybe it is time to embrace comprehensive immigration reform to find a solution to the millions of undocumented immigrants living in united states. >> we'll see if the democrats and the republicans can get it together this time. they've failed in the past. >> now you're hearin
environment makes it difficult for them to vote for scott brown and heather wilson. the problems -- the problem with the republicans -- they have some very ideologically driven voters, but part of the republican base is more open to voting for democrats than the democratic base is to vote for republicans, i believe. that even example. heidi is a terrific candidate in north dakota. mitt romney one north dakota by 21. and i was able to overcome that. it is true that she -- that the president one north dakota slightly less than -- at mitt romney 1 north dakota at slightly less than the president's won massachusetts. but the republican coalition includes kind of a soft swing voter that is inclined to vote republican, but as more willing to vote for democrats. john barrow in georgia, the republican candidate was horrendous. a challenger refused to debate the incumbent. [laughter] i didn't say it was a bad decision, i just said it says something about the challenger. i think this is an additional problem. it is easier for moderate, centrist democrats to feel the republican voters than
of scott brown, the former governor in hawaii, heather wilson in new mexico. they could not win because of their party's brand. and they couldn't win because of their party's brand. conversely look at moderate democrats running in very, very republican states. heidi hide acamp won. joe done -- donnelly won. this is, you know, one side's brand contaminates all of their candidates, even the ones that have no culpability whatsoever in some of the exotic excesses of the party. and one party's not having that pulling back. yeah, we're going to hear a bunch of people with i.q.'s lower then room temperature say mitt romney lost because he wasn't conservative enough. but i think after republicans go through their seven stages of grief, and then they can get to the point where they can make some changes that that are going to need if they're going to be a party to the future. stuart? >> thanks, charlie. let me echo charlie's remarks. enjoibing here. appreciate you're here to listen to us. we're trying to say something interesting and thoughtful and novel. hours after the polls close. i think cha
question about how you spend your money. if i gave a lot of money to the effort to beat brown in ohio, i want to know how did we spend $20 million in unanswered media against someone who is clearly in all the pulling of the beginning was in a tough race and he won. how did we spend $20 million to $30 million in an intermediate against tammy baldwin in wisconsin and did not win? i think it may be that they just did not spin it right or ineffectively or that the old traditional tools where we put up -- i was in wisconsin the last weekend and i was watching my tv and it was sort of a pretty traditional grainy pictures of tammy and liberal, liberal and liberal and best friend of nancy pelosi and blah blah blah. obviously, it did not work. maybe the traditional people in either party who tell us to buy all of this broadcast tv are wasting people's money. the millionaires and billionaires to put money into these things will ask that question. what exactly did you spend my money doing and why didn't it work? >> i think i generally agree. there are a couple or three silos. people will be constru
to scott brown? and let's not be a commercial for our interests here tonight. wait, where in the cnn exit polls was what you just described? where was abortion, the top issue, number two, number three, number four? >> hang on. let's face the facts here, todd akin and richard mourdock -- >> what does that have to do with mitt romney? >> they lost because of their ridiculous outpouring of issues that women thought were offensive. what mitt romney should have done is cut them off at the head. they told todd akin to get out of the race. but why are we talking about two people who lost in the senate? again, i didn't hear president obama last night in chicago thank planned parenthood for his victory say, as soon as i get back to washington i'm going to make sure this war on women continues. he realizes that 57.7 million people last night voted against him. and we all want to work together, but it is ridiculous to pretend yet again that women ran to the polls because of abortion. >> look, i think it was so clear last night. and kellyanne can keep speaking. but the only thing that mitt romney did
, really do you want a sort of white male party and a brown party with white women kind of being split back and forth? seems -- >> that sounds like a lot of southern races. you saw this up close 15 years ago. >> absolutely. i remember -- you can talk about all this data. i remember the gore campaign in 2000, our big technological move was putting a webcam in the campaign headquarters so people could watch online. >> i'm sure it was fascinating. >> big legacy thing that will help democrats in the future is never before has the democratic party been able to combine their data sets, fund-raisers, online organizers, their voter file which has been around a long time, their volunteer database. it took months in chicago to do this. this is something that lasts. >> this will be a gift to the democratic party. >> but just eight years ago we were talking about, ken mehlman and karl rove have just made this an unbeatable party every improve upon, and the incentive is to the loser often, to go and upgrade. so we see everything improving. but i don't think that the machinery that rove and melman built
.o.p.'s problem? moderates like scott brown and charlie summers just lost their senate races in massachusetts and maine. both blue states. would their type of republic have won in conservative red states? of course not. until more liberal republicans start winning their races, why should they dictate the terms of a new g.o.p. agenda? yes, republics, of course they need to attract more single women and latinos. but pandering isn't the answer. good policy and good politics is. i don't think it's any harder to convince more hispanics or more single women irish catholics eye tannial immigrants new deal or jfk democrats become conservatives during the reagan area. if you believe like i do that social economic poes are the best hope for the nation. then aban dogging your positions to become more popular is a path to complete irrelevant. did barack obama moderate his views after the 2010 mid terms? did he roll back parts of obama care? did he stop green energy subsidies? >> he aggressively pursued his ayen da with executive order and smart mess sacking and he won re-election. and that's the memo. no
're in this together. you saw in ohio, the most important state, president obama, sherrod brown returns to office, speaking to issues about fairness, the role of government, these are important issues, and then on the other side, you had a republican party, a discredited brand with a shrinking base out of touch with the values. >> so, when you talk about this senate coalition -- let me bring to paul gigot, was this a race that mitt romney could have won? >> of course, he could have won. he only lost by 100,000 votes in ohio. he lost by less than in florida, 70,000 in florida. lot closer than katrina suggest it was. $100 million unanswered ads can do to an alternative candidate. mitt romney ran as a biographer candidate. but what the obama campaign did was they systemically destroy that biography. he never recovered from the summer in the exit polls, romney still had a net unfavorable rating. in the exit polls, it actually was a net-unfavorable. this was more about a flawed messenger than a flawed message. there are brobs the immigration position of the republican party. but fundamentally, mitt ro
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